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What Causes Sinus Infections

Updated on October 6, 2019

What is the Leading Cause of Sinus Infections?

The leading cause of sinus infections is no other than the dirty dust that we breathe in. Each speck of soil you will find has 15,000 tiny dust mites. 15,000 just on one speck of dust. How many bits of dust do you think you have in your home? I am telling you, there is no way you can count all the specks of dust in your home.

87% of all sinus infections come from the dust you breathe in.

What is a Dust Mite

Dust mites are so microscopic that they are naked to the human eye. Just one speck of dust has 15,000 of these little creatures on it. So if you can barely see a bit of dust, then you know you can't see 15,000 of these little guys sitting there waving at you on that one speck of dust.

In the morning time when that early morning sunshine is shining in your window, and you can see the dust particles in the sun rays, imagine all the dust mites just in the line of that sunray. Throughout, your home, you will find these tiny dust mites.

Every springtime, you want to open your windows and let all that fresh spring air inside your home. Then at the end of the day, when its time to close everything back up and get ready for bed, you have trapped the dust in your home.

Even if you take your shoes off at the door, this still doesn't prevent dust and dirt in your home. You take your shoes off and then still track it in your home. There is no real way to keep it out of your home.

Did you know that dust mites multiply by ten every 28 days? So at the end of the 28 days, there are enough dust mites from just one dust mite to feed on 10 more specks of dust

We are not allergic to the dust mite itself, but their poop.

Symptoms That You Have Dust Mites

Watery Eyes
Sinus Infection
Itchy Throat
Runny Nose


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No matter how clean you keep your home, there is no getting rid of all the dust in your home. It's not from the person who is doing the cleaning, but the products that they are using instead. Get the right products, and you can clean up more of that dust and stay a bit healthy and out of the doctor's office.

How the Morning Dew Settles the Dust

You are going down an old dry gravel road when you look in your rearview mirror and see all the dust flying around like brown smoke coming from the car. The dirt beneath the vehicle is dry, and it allows the soil to fly.

Now picture going down that same dirt road after it has rained. Look in your rearview mirror; there is no dust flying behind the car.

That's like when you wake up early in the morning, and you go outside and can smell that fresh morning dew.

Try going outside in the afternoon; you can't smell that fresh dew any more.

Mother nature has a way of cleaning up the dust. In the morning time, as the dew falls, it settles the dust. After a good rain, it will resolve all that dust on the dirt road.

But inside your home, there is no morning dew, and there is no rain to help wash away or settle the dust within your home.

That is why with a water filtered room and air cleaning machine, it will act as mother nature and help settle that dust.

Once dust gets wet, it can not float.

How Many Dust Mites are in Your Mattress?

Remember when you first got your mattress, it might have taken 1 or 2 people to carry it to your room and get it all set-up. How many does it make now? That mattress has gotten pretty substantial over the years because of all these tiny dust mites that has moved in, and believe me; they have multiplied over the years.

Over the years, your mattress has become a living community for these dust mites. As you are sleeping at night, they creep out and head to the local buffet. Yes, that is right; they have their very own special meal to feast on every night when you go to bed.

These little guys love feasting on dead skin cells, and the human body is full of them. All night long, they feast while you are sleeping. They crawl all over you and even in your mouth.

You know that awful morning breath you have in the mornings? Well, I am sorry to inform you that the morning breath came from a dust mite. Because when a dust mite is eating on you all night long, they are also pooping. Yes, what goes in, must come out. And its all that poop in your mouth that is causing that horrible morning breath that keeps you from giving your loved one that sweet romantic morning kiss.

The best way to get rid of these nightly feasting creatures is to vacuum your mattress regularly.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2019 KathyWheelerJouini


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    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      6 months ago from Mississippi

      Yes, the air we breathe will surely do that to a person. Sorry to hear about your bad situation and hope things are going a lot better for you now.

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Tori Leumas 

      6 months ago

      I got a few sinus infections a few years ago when I was in college. I lived in the campus dorms and their air conditioners were full of mold. I got one of the infections so bad, my ears clogged up so much I could hardly hear anything and I couldn't breathe through my nose at all.

    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from Mississippi

      Thank you

    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from Mississippi

      Thank you

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      7 months ago from South India

      Good hub Ms Kathy, sensitive individuals have this problem very often. Keep writing.

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      Sunil Kunnoth 

      7 months ago

      Nice hub. Congrats. Keep on writing. All the best.

      Sunil Kunnoth

      62388 35874

    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from Mississippi

      Thank you

    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from Mississippi

      Thank you

    • Nisha Nair04 profile image

      Nisha Nair04 

      7 months ago

      Useful information.Liked it

    • KathyWheelerJouini profile imageAUTHOR


      7 months ago from Mississippi

      Yes, those pesky little dust mites are though your home and where they decided to land, that is where they will multiply. Not only in the pillows on your beds, but also on the pillows on your couch and chairs as well.

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      Liz Westwood 

      7 months ago from UK

      I have had sinus infections following colds. I remember hearing a presentation for antobactrerial mattresses and pillows. The presenter made an impressive case, highlighting

      the number of mites in mattresses and pillows.


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